With the Simplify Me package, customers receive prep work and research with the company's matchmaker, Anoush, as well as two arranged date nights, each with a different person.The British- and Bravo-approved Speed Chicago Dating assists aspiring singles in finding romance with two-hour bouts of sophisticated speed dating also featured on outlets such as TLC's Cake Boss, VH1, and the Discovery Channel. She says most speed dating events involve the use of cheesy nametags and tacky bells or whistles indicating the next date transition.“We take a subtle, low-key approach with fabulous perks,” she said.The lights were dimmed low at Michael’s, an upscale restaurant and bar lounge located a block north of the Santa Monica Promenade as the staff from Speed LA Dating cheerily greeted guests — single men and women between the ages of 25 and 40.A woman wearing a tight green dress and high heels asked where she needed to go for the free makeover — really just a quick touch up of powder and lipstick — as others nervously clustered into gender-specific groups to make small talk as they waited for the series of mini dates to begin.
In my head, I said, "Wouldn't it be fun if we all did that?As the minutes full of cheeky conversation and gourmet appetizers pass, participants make their decisions about date mates on provided cards and check their email 24 hours later to see if matches have been made. Like the BBC News and the definition of chips, Speed LADating offers a British spin on familiar American tropes. In column 1, you wrote the number of the guy you're dating, in column 2 his name, and in column 3, what you ranked him on scale from "Maybe, let's have one more drink" to "Never in a million years" (no joke, it said that on the scale).After mingling at the bar for a bit, we all sat down at a long table, where there was an empty chair next to each woman.